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New York Rail Design Cited for Boosting Death Toll in 2015 Crash

The design of the New York region’s Metro-North Railroad power supply is among the reasons a 2015 accident between a train and a vehicle was so deadly, U.S. investigators are poised to conclude. The National Transportation Safety Board is preparing …

NTSB to Investigate After Train Strikes, Kills Worker in New York City

Authorities say a Long Island Rail Road worker has been struck and killed by a train. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted Saturday that it was sending a team to investigate the death. The worker was hit by a westbound …

Amtrak Engineer Won’t be Charged in Deadly Pennsylvania Crash

The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said. Prosecutors said they can’t prove engineer Brandon Bostian acted with “conscious …

Metro Train Hits Miami Workers, Kills 1

Authorities say a metro train crashed into a boom lift in downtown Miami, killing a 43-year-old construction worker and injuring another. Miami-Dade police tell local news outlets the Metromover crashed about 1 a.m. Wednesday. No passengers were on the train, …

After New Jersey Train Crash, Transit Regulators Targeting Sleep Apnea

Federal regulators want railroads across the country to test train operators for a sleep disorder. The safety advisory being issued this week by the Federal Railroad Administration comes after the engineer in September’s deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was …

Judge Approves $265M Settlement in 2015 Pennsylvania Amtrak Derailment

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday approved a $265 million settlement over an Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia in 2015 that killed eight people and injured about 200 others, court records showed. The settlement ordered by U.S. District Court …

Florida to Put Fences Around Train Tracks After Fatal Crashes

The Florida Department of Transportation says it is planning to install fences around train tracks to avoid more fatal crashes. The Orlando Sentinel reports about $300,000 will go toward the fencing project that will install 6-foot chain-link fences. Steve Olson, …

Transport Company Updates Public on West Virginia Oil Train Crash Cleanup

CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said last week. The company held a public informational meeting that drew a sparse turnout July 21 at the Glen …

NTSB Faults Parade Plans in Fatal Texas Train Collision

The lack of safety planning by parade organizers and the city of Midland, Texas, has been faulted by federal investigators in an accident in November 2012 in which a freight train rammed a tractor-trailer truck towing a parade float with …

Judge Orders Settlements in D.C. Metrorail Crash Unsealed

A federal judge has ordered the unsealing of settlement agreements involving a deadly Metrorail crash. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton says the 2009 Red Line crash, which killed nine people, represents “a matter of significant public concern” and that the …